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Egg Carton Rose Brooch


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April 17, 2018

Egg Carton Rose Brooch - brooch on the front of a yellow cardiganDon't throw away your empty egg cartons. You can make beautiful roses out of them, then glue them onto an old pin. When painted, the cartons make a beautiful almost canvas-like material. This is one gorgeous upcycled brooch that I think you should try!

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An egg carton that holds a dozen eggs can make three roses.

Total Time: 45 minutes plus dry time

Supplies:

  • egg carton
  • scissors
  • paint
  • paintbrush
  • glue
  • button pin
  • hot glue gun
Egg Carton Rose Brooch - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Cut out a square of four egg compartments.
  2. Egg Carton Rose Brooch - cut out a four egg compartment square
     
  3. Cut into four bowls, trimming off all the high edges.
  4. Egg Carton Rose Brooch - cut into 4 bowls removing all of the high edges
     
  5. Make cuts into one of the bowls, up to the circular section in the middle, to make 6 petals.
  6. Egg Carton Rose Brooch - in one bowl make cuts to create 6 petals
     
  7. Another bowl should have 5 petals, and the last two bowls should have four petals.
  8. Egg Carton Rose Brooch - make one bowl with 5 petals and the last 2 will have 4 petals
     
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  9. Trim the edges of the pedals so they are rounded.
  10. Egg Carton Rose Brooch - round the edges of the petals
     
  11. Paint all sides and edges. Allow to dry completely.
  12. Egg Carton Rose Brooch - paint all sides and edges and allow to dry
     
  13. Apply glue to the middle and the base of 2 of the side petals on the 6-petal piece.
  14. Egg Carton Rose Brooch - apply glue to the middle and base of two of the petals in the six petal cup
     
  15. Bring the 2 petals up and make them hug each other. Hold firmly until it stays in the position by itself.
  16. Egg Carton Rose Brooch - bring two petals up and hold until they set
     
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  17. Add glue to the other petal bases and bring up in the same manner, hugging them onto the center piece.
  18. Egg Carton Rose Brooch - apply glue to the bases of the other petals and hold again until set hugging them to the center piece
     
  19. Now you have the center of the rose that you will glue into the next piece.
  20. Egg Carton Rose Brooch - rose center complete
     
  21. Add glue to the center of the 5-petal piece.
  22. Egg Carton Rose Brooch - add glue to the center of the 5 petal piece
     
  23. Firmly affix the rose piece you just made onto it. Glue the next petals up, slightly staggering the petals.
  24. Egg Carton Rose Brooch - affix the center and glue the next petals up slightly staggering the petals
     
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  25. Glue into the 4-petal piece, using the same technique, then again with the last 4-petal piece.
  26. Egg Carton Rose Brooch - glue into the 4 petal piece and then into the final 4 petal piece using the same technique
     
  27. Hot glue the finished rose onto the face of the button pin.
  28. Egg Carton Rose Brooch - hot glue to the face of the pin button
     
  29. Pin it onto your top and be proud of your upcycled brooch!
  30. Egg Carton Rose Brooch - ready to wear
     
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